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Tyson Fury has said his fight with Anthony Joshua will go ahead on August 14th. Photograph: Getty

Tyson Fury has vowed to “smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all time” after confirming their long-awaited all-British showdown would go ahea(...)

 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested on espionage charges in 2016, at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport as she prepared to board a plane with her daughter back to the UK after visiting relatives. Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – the British-Iranian mother jailed in Iran on spying charges – has begun a new hunger strike, her husband has said. Richar(...)

The nascent Italian coalition parties proposed Giuseppe Conte (above), a little-known 53-year-old professor who  hardly any political experience, as prime minister for the alliance.

Italian bond markets were hit hard in heavy trading volumes on Monday as investors prepared for heightened political uncertainty while the nascent coa(...)

Kate Allen, director of Amnesty International UK, said Twitter had become a ‘toxic place for women'.  File photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Twitter is failing to prevent online violence and abuse against women, creating a toxic environment for them, Amnesty International has claimed. In a(...)

Sean Millar’s highly-anticipated performance at the Outhouse Basement Theatre, Capel Street, Dublin runs from December 15th-17th. Photograph: Gary Doyle

Going out... The Songs of Silver Stars, by Sean Millar Outhouse Basement Theatre, Capel Street Dublin. 8pm Dec 15-17 . Eventbrite.ie €12-€16.77 Thi(...)

Christoph Altstaedt conducts the UlsterOrchestra for the seasonal favourite Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite at Ulster Hall

SUNDAY 17 Irish Opera Artists’ Christmas Gala Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin noon Adm free bit.ly/2BcSXz8 Irish Opera Artists is a new group of four s(...)

The building of state-run PDVSA in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/File/EPA

Russia has come to the aid of Venezuela with a deal to restructure $3.15 billion (€2.7 billion) of sovereign debt, allowing Caracas to meet obligation(...)

Handel’s Radamisto: The music-making, with David Brophy conducting the Irish Chamber Orchestra, was strong, sturdy but also a little stiff

If you take the overture and opening scene of Handel’s Radamisto as a cue for what is to come, you will figure that you are in for a good time. And, m(...)

A girl is covered with a blanket as refugees and migrants arrive on a dinghy on the shore near the city of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Refugees and migrants arriving in Europe will be sent back across the Aegean sea under the terms of a deal between the EU and Turkey that came into fo(...)

 Shaker Aamer: He has written that  he was not sure if he would know how to respond to his name after being referred to as 239 – his prison number – for more than a decade. Photograph: Reprieve  UK/EPA

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held at the US prison camp in the Guantanamo Bay navy station in Cuba, has been freed after 13 years in(...)

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